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Divide 32x^8-32x^4+20x^2

by -4x^2

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asked by becky
  1. -4x^2 is a factor of each therm. It is, in fact the Greatest Common Factor of "GCF".

    Divide each of the three terms of 32x^8-32x^4+20x^2 by -4x^2 and then add them up. The first term will be
    32x^8/(-4x^2) = -8x^6

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    posted by drwls
  2. So, I come up with -8x^6-8x^2+-5
    Would that simplify to x4+-5?

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    posted by becky
  3. -8x^6 + 8x^2-5 plus sign on middle term
    no you may not combine x^6 term and x^2 term like that.
    if you had x^2 + x you would not say that was x^3 !

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    posted by Damon
  4. what is the greatest common factor of48x2 and 72x3?

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